I do most of the dusty work outside my shop, but there are times, when its raining or too cold to go outside to cut a board, that I would like to have some dust collecting for my table saw. So I made a collector that attaches my shop vacume hose to the top of my saw gaurd, to catch most of the dust that comes out towards me in front of the saw. Here is a video of the build of this project. https://youtu.be/vcMss6-8KXk have fun in the shop.
I did my main runs with 6” HVAC pipe, multiple blast gates, hung via jack chain. Took alot out of my wallet. Today, I went to town on the branch runs that will feed overhead stuff such as router table fence, tracksaw, palm sander, utility hose. I picked up some SDR and Polypipe last week to compare the two. Even though Polypipe was 0.98 per foot, folks said because of the internal ribbing action, it may cause a loss of CFM. I went ahead and used both SDR and Polypipe here because t...
This is kind of a follow up on the wegie sled blog where I had to make a segmented ring for a clock. I got the original idea from a fellow LJ Dave Dufour, but the lady I made it for wanted a religious theme, so I modified Dave’s design to a cross. The body of the cross is maple, and the ring is walnut and maple segments. I cut a square recess in the back of the upright piece to receive the movement so it would be flush with the back. The first picture is the finished clock with BLO and ...
As mentioned in my previous post, I had an interview with a local reporter, here’s the video, and for those of you wondering what I really look like now as opposed to my profile picture that was taken 33 years ago, here’s the sad truth. I forgot to mention earlier when I first posted this that all of the music playing in the background was done by me. View on YouTube
This is sort of an odd blog but I thought I’d share this simply because it surprised the hell out of me. It’s sort of a long story but I think a little background is needed for the surprise ending. So we live on the coast of southern Alabama. My mother and father bought an old summer home on Mobile Bay when I was one, so 50 years ago. That original house was essentially destroyed by a hurricane in 1979 and house was rebuilt 14 feet in the air in 1981. Yes, we did hang on to...
In woodshop today i got my plywood cut and my frame is cut now i have to cut my legs and start screw my frame together and drill my holes
This week I was able to bring in all my lumber and hardware. The set backs that I encountered was that I did not get my wood as soon as I liked. So this has been a major set back for me going forward. Another thing is that I realized I might need another sheet of plywood for my box. Next I plan to cut down my pieces to size. Once o finish doing this I will cut the dovetail on the side so that I could place my top of my shelf on the box. I think that once I get started cutting all my pieces I ...
My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...
So a couple weeks ago I decided to make cornhole boards so I gathered all the materials and wood I would need, cut my pieces to size and here I am now. I just put together one board and I’m getting ready to start on the second. After I’m done attaching the ply wood I will connect my legs and drill the hole in the middle with a circular saw.
I am trying to keep my promise to myself to get back to posting when I have made progress on some of my projects. With that said, I had a pretty productive weekend and wanted to share some of what I did with you all. I spent most of Saturday working up in my shop. I had some orders to go out, and I have a large project that I am working on with another artist that I want to stay on top of and chip away at gradually. That way, by working it in with my other work, I hardly notice the time ...
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